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Susan Mann

Susan Mann

Susan Mann

Educational Development Manager

Susan is a writer and a teacher. Her interest in depth psychology comes from a love for mythology, dreams and the imagination, as well as a fascination for the creative possibilities that exist within the shadow. She obtained an MA in creative writing at the University of Cape Town, and completed a graduate course on Joseph Campbell at Pacifica University. She is the author of two novels. Susan has written blogs for the Jung Platform for several years, and is our Educational Development Manager.

Articlesby Susan Mann

Talking to Tina

Talking to Tina

As a little girl, when there was tension in the home, Tina Stromsted would slip out the house into the field next door, and dance. As she twirled and swooped and breathed in the rhythms of Nature, she was able to release her anxiety to the winds, and ground herself enough to straighten her small back, and return to her family.

Homecoming

Homecoming

When I ask Robert Romanyshyn why he relocated to a small village in south-west France at the age of 77, his answer comes like an arrow. For love.

Interview with John van der Steur on Typology

Interview with John van der Steur on Typology

John van der Steur is interested in helping people achieve what Jung calls Individuation – the process of developing consciousness by accessing the unconscious. According to Jung, it is only from the tension of opposites that we grow.

Going out of your mind with Robert Bosnak - Jung Platform

Going out of your mind with Robert Bosnak

Most of us in the Western World were raised with the view that the mind is our most important feature. In fact, the rational intellect has been prioritized in western…

Free Introduction to Psychopaths - Jung Platform

The Chilling Truth About Psychopaths

“What is it that makes psychopaths so compelling?” I asked Dr. Aaron Kipnis – psychotherapist, professor, and author of four books – during a recent conversation. I last spoke to…

The Story of Your Life

The Story of Your Life

‘Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’ ends Mary Oliver in her poem The Summer Day. This line is often quoted…

Drilling down: a conversation with Robert Bosnak - Jung Platform

Drilling down: a conversation with Robert Bosnak

In my two-part conversation with alchemical psychologist Robert Bosnak he offers, amongst several other gems, some intriguing insight into his newest course on Alchemy.

The Psychology of Money - Jung Platform

A Matter of Money

It occurred to me after speaking to Dr Aaron Kipnis that he is to money what Masters & Johnson were to sex in the 60s and 70s. Core faculty member…

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. A conversation about Dreams with Machiel Klerk

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day.

A conversation about Dreams with Machiel Klerk.

What to make of Synchronicity

What to make of Synchronicity

My grandmother died on the day I visited the Botanic Gardens again. It was the place she and I met every week for tea and a pancake, before she left…

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